June 14, 2022 (Calgary, Alberta) – On June 7, 2022, a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) accepted a Settlement Agreement, with sanctions, between IIROC staff and Jeffrey Callaway.
Mr. Callaway admitted that he engaged in personal financial dealings with clients.
Specifically, Mr. Callaway admitted to the following violation:
- On or about July 2017 to October 2017, Mr. Callaway engaged in personal financial dealings with clients when he received contributions to his political campaign from fifteen clients, contrary to Dealer Member Rule 43.1.
Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, Mr. Callaway agreed to the following penalty:
- a fine in the amount of $20,000;
- a three-month prohibition on any re-approval with IIROC; and
- six months close supervision upon any re-registration with IIROC.
Mr. Callaway also agreed to pay costs in the amount of $3,000.
The Settlement Agreement is available at:
Callaway, Jeffrey – Settlement Agreement
The Hearing Panel’s decision will be made available at www.iiroc.ca.
IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Callaway’s conduct in September 2019. The violation occurred while he was a Registered Representative with the Calgary branch of Canaccord Genuity Corp., an IIROC-regulated firm. Mr. Callaway is no longer a registrant with an IIROC-regulated firm.
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Other Notices associated with this Enforcement Proceeding:
11/19/21IIROC to Hold Disciplinary Hearing for Jeffrey CallawayType: Enforcement NoticeSubtype: Hearing
02/01/22IIROC to Hold Disciplinary Hearing for Jeffrey CallawayType: Enforcement NoticeSubtype: Hearing
05/20/22IIROC to Hold a Settlement Hearing for Jeffrey CallawayType: Enforcement NoticeSubtype: Hearing